[Haskell] comment on language shootout

Isaac Gouy igouy2 at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 14 02:30:36 EST 2004

On 18/06/2004, JP Bernardy wrote:

> I would have liked to re-implement some of the
> benchmarks, some of them should not be looked at by
> non-haskell programmers, that would give them an
> awfulidea of what the language looks like/how it
> should be used.

Thank you for raising this topic on the Shootout mailing-list.

The website now allows for more than one program per benchmark - so it
is possible to show both a more-optimised program and a more-elegant
program - and even a program so elegant that it doesn't quite do the
required task ;-)

OTOH while we can just about decide which programs are faster, deciding
which of the half-dozen alternatives is the more-elegant could soon
become quite tedious.

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